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Oct 26, 2012 6:00pm PDT
beverages if it passes richmond will be the first city to oppose a penny per ounce tax on businesses that sell soft drimpbs. big money pouring into the campaign from outside of the bay area. abc 7 news is at richmond city hall with this battle. mark? >> this is where it started. measure n propose bid a city councilman, a retired doctor, heart specialist said after 30 years, he saw how obesity was taking a toll. he wanted to do something to stop it. studies have shown drinking sugar sweet yend drinks is linked to eeb ease ti in children. and the cardiologist convince aid majority to pult a measure on the november ballot that would tax soda and other sugary drinks using money to make children healthier. >> more than three million we can put into new soccer fields, soft ball fields. you can teach kids how to swim put nutrition teachers in schools. >> ritterman is convinced it will encourage students to buy 100% juice. >> it is parallel to big tow taco to. what did he we did with cigarettes. >> soft drink companies contributed $2 million outspending supporters nearly 36 to one. not campa
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Oct 19, 2012 6:00am PDT
news. >>> new this morning, san francisco may be one of the first cities in the nation to require landlords to provide monthly reports of bedbug cases. the new rules are part of legislation. landlords will be required to keep records dating back to the previous two years of any outbreak. would it require pest control companies to provide monthly reports of eradication efforts. the rules would apply to hotels. violators would face fines of up to $1,000 a day. >>> those annoying robo calls that get your skin may be a thing of past. it is so much of an issue the ftc will give whomever comes up with the best solution to block the calls $50,000. ftc logged more than two million complaints last year. the commission oversees the do-not-call list which allows consumers is opt-out. although they get through somehow. >>> [ unintelligible ] >>> along the coast maybe mist the next couple of mornings the real dampness after the weekend a couple of chances of rain in the forecast. good morning. marine layer, clouds back keeping temperatures mild now it is a signal that the sea breeze is on the
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Oct 25, 2012 4:30am PDT
yesterday at $23.20 he three. >> i didn't see rain in the -- city first time this week. >> i infered there was rain because there were deposits on my car. >> you didn't turn your -- you didn't turn your sprinkler system on? >> no. >> skiline boulevard, alpine, woodside to los altos hills highway 9 down to highway 17 higher elevations getting wet weather. as you are coming out of the sunol grade, light rain possibly more likely drizzle as you go by mission boulevard and head through milpitas you can see the montague destroy east capital expressway down to blossom hill road, sierra road, those areas getting a little wet, better radar returns from the san mateo south than up in the north bay in the north bay tucked in valleys we have fog developing, drizzle and wetness on the streets that is going to be the case through 7:00. by noon between 10 and noon real dry push clouds start to open, high clouds and sun by 4:00. watch out tonight you need a jacket, temperatures drop back into the 50s. high clouds tomorrow mostly sunny saturday seasonal temperatures sunday 10° warmer than today. >>
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Oct 15, 2012 4:30am PDT
make 2016 the first year san francisco would be eligible to host if city passes the first round it has to submit a plan by may 7th. more on the bid coming up in our next half hour. >>> this thursday is 49ers game day on jerry rice and jones join us as abc news presents the 49ers pregame show followed by 9ers taking on the seahawks. after that they will stick around for a special edition of after the game. >>> giants hope to rebond tonight and win first playoff game of the season at home. they lost game one last fight. bumgarner had a tough outing in the 6-4 loss to the cardinals. he left the game in the 4th after giving up a homerun. after the game fans were still keeping the faith. >> it was exciting. >> i thought we were gonna win, but stuff happens. >> chris carpenter takes the mound this evening. first pitch 5:07. contra costa county sheriffs trying to unravel mysterious shooting deaths of two people on a rural road. amy hollyfield is live in martine . >> reporter: -- good morning the problem with this is not only have investigators not made arrests they don't have leads or witness
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Oct 15, 2012 11:00am PDT
be the center of most super bowl events. if the city makes its first round it has to submit a plan by early may. nfl expects official announcement tomorrow. >>> this thursday is 49ers game day here. 4:00 jerry rice and brent jones join us as abc7 news presents the pregame show followed at 5 by the take -- by the game. after that jerry and brent will stake around for a edition of after the game. >>> giants' fans are gearing up for tonight's game. last night the giants fell to the cardinals in the opener. bumgarner gave up six runs in the first four innings late comeback was too little, too late. vogelsong will start on the mound tonight. >>> much more still ahead. pakistani girl has arrived in england for lifesaving medical treatment after she was shot in the head by the taliban. while some officials are still fearing for her safety. >> new details on dangerous situation during a daredevil's record breaking dive. why fearless felix >>> a pakistani teen arrived in england this morning for medical treatment. the four teen-year-old girl was shot after defying taliban threats to stop speaking out fo
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Oct 29, 2012 11:35pm PDT
. tonight, a deadly storm unlike any this city has seen before. for the first time since 9/11, all bridges and tunnels leading in and out of manhatt hathattan closed down. the city remains eerily dark and quiet tonight after a massive superstorm left half the city without power and partially under water. the historic storm continues to wreak havoc up and down the atlantic tee board from the carolinas to connecticut, claiming at least 13 lives and kaing blackouts and snow storms across the east coast and midwest. terry moran and bill weir will be joining us live from cape may, new jersey, and lake erie, pennsylvania. >>> first we turn to our colleague abc's juju chang who spent the day reporting in lower manhattan and comes to us now from the city's flooded streets. juju, what's the latest? >> reporter: i have to tell you new york felt like a city under siege. we literally had to wade through floodwaters down here in lower manhattan in the mandatory evacuation zone. this storm set the dubious distinction of setting a record storm surge and we watched at its height as the water barrelled ove
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Oct 17, 2012 4:00pm PDT
responsibility for the flyer. >> right now police in pacifica are investigating what could be the city's first homicide of the year. it took place this morning. neighbors reported hearing an argument coming from that house. a man in his mid-20s was found dead. the victim lived at that house with his father. >> now, to the football fan stabbed outside sunday's 49ers game for wearing a dallas cowboys jersey. >> vic lee was in the courtroom as accused attackers entered a plea. >> happening now a criminal case against two men charged with stabbing a dallas cowboys fans goes to court. the two men were arraigned this afternoon in the hall of justice. they pleaded not guilty to assault with a deadly weapon. police say they argued with a fan wearing a cowboys jersey at sunday's 49ers game against new york giants. the altercation happening just outside of the parking lot escalated into a fist fight. police say argueos started the brawl. they say the two suspects left for a moment, then returned with vienna carrying a knife. investigators say he stabbed the cowboys fan. then, the two ran off with bistan
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
and hired 300 new employees. the new target store will be the first in the city. the store opens 7 a.m. and will cater to shoppers buying food and smaller items. >>> drama building for pumpkin fanatics today annual world championship pumpkin weigh-off kicks off in half moon bay -- last year's winning gourd set a new record. >> a lot of tasteless, yucky pie. >> going for one ton this year. >>> time for a look at the forecast. >>> cooler, a few degrees here and there. pumpkin weigh-off at half moon bay, 7:00 this morning starts, a few clouds and 57, light breeze at 9:00, a few clouds and 60, by the time we get to 11:00 and find the winner, 63°. this afternoon mix of clouds and sun, partly cloudy to mostly sunny, low 60s coast into san francisco, mi$gwÑ 60s o near 70 bay, upper 60s to mid 70s inland. monterey bay sunshine, mix of clouds that will come in during the afternoon, mid to upper 60s around the bay, low to mid 70s inland. next couple of days, still have a chance of a shower, mainly south around the monterey bay further south tuesday and wednesday, then over for thursday f we
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
strengthens his resolve its too bad there are people in this city who attempt to exercise first amendment rights in a violent way. >> there is fbi investigating as an act of domestic terrorism. >> thousands of immigrants may apply for a driver's license, governor brown granting right to drive anyone who qualifying for the new federal work permit program. and advocates say it will take a little time to build the trust. >> i think it's going to take a few months for individuals once receiving their action then they'll be applying for licenses. >> california is the first state to ban driver's licenses -- grant driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. >> governor brown vetoed so called domestic workers bill of rights that would have granted overtime to 200,000 nan yeez housekeepers the governor said it left too many questions unanswered including how it would apply to employees including baby-sitters. >> the california state university began accepting applications for the appreciateman class but will not be evaluating them until november and there is a better idea of funding going forwar
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Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm PDT
celebrated the first store in san francisco. it is called city target and takes up the second floor of the metrion building. it is different in that it won't sell bulky items. it is tailored to urban customers with smaller living spaces. the retailer is also trying selling athletic clothing in a different store. >> we have c9 champion products in all of our stores, but the c9 concept is our downstairs store that is devoted to one of our most popular in house brands. >> and if it works here, target may duplicate this concept in other cities. ?ai a heart broken -- >>> a heart broken 15-year-old girl is asking for the return of her stolen dog. this is holy. the five-year-old pug was stolen when thieves broke into the home of cynthia. thieves got away with jewelry and electronics as well as holly. >>> injured sea lion is recovering after a bold rescue at san francisco's pier39. tourists spotted a plastic box strapped around its neck while on the decks. a team came to the rescue of the ailing animal. they used a tranquilizer gun and managed to rescue it with a net. the sea lion is in goo
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Oct 28, 2012 4:00am PDT
will feel it first, but this storm spreads inland a lot. >> reporter: it does. atlantic city, obviously is going to feel it. one of the first places. once that storm continues on, all of the way to ohio, western pennsylvania, even canada. in atlantic city, they're taking it very seriously, some of the businesses have already been boarding up. only emergency vehicles coming all of the way through. other than that, we're really not going to imagine much more than the storm surge. that's the biggest concern here in atlantic city. in 34 years of legalized gambling this is what has happened, shutdown of casinos three times. irene being the last time. we didn't hit that hard enough, right at the coast, from jersey shore up through new york city, long island, you get the bigger numbers. because of the shape of the land, it's going to help that southwest to -- southeast to the northwest flow. other spots will have a surge. we're talking 60 to 80 miles an hour winds in that red area, boston, pittsburgh is included. washington, d.c., even. the purple area all of the way through maine, 40 to 60-mi
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Oct 10, 2012 5:00am PDT
the city to shop at target any more starting today. mayor lee helped celebrate target's first store in the city yesterday it is called city target and takes up the entire second floor of the metreon building. it won't sell bulky items tailored to urban customers with small living spaces. it will open 7 a.m. to attract beam going to work. soft opening today, grand opening this sunday. >>> 5:16. time for a look at our weather forecast. >>> upper level low still out there, churning over the ocean treating thunderstorms over the ocean now. morning commute is going to be dry, 5:16, embarcadero barely windy, no marine layer clouds to speak of, just a fairly clear sky over this part of the bay area. the entire viewing area all of you under dry conditions now. we'll zoom down and show what is going on off the coast. that's where the storms are, that's where they are going to remain as they rotate around the top part of this low pressure. this morning upper 40s to upper -- mid 40s santa rosa, napa the rest of us 50s monterey bay inland mid to upper 50s. scattered showers best south thunder p
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Oct 14, 2012 11:00pm PDT
is scheduled to open in 2014. if san francisco makes the first round, the city has to come up with the six-figure bid package for the nfl owners. the prospect of a new stadium and hosting a super bowl excites many, but not all 49er fans. >> i don't know if it is in santa clara i don't know if they host it here, it doesn't make sense. >> it is a wonderful idea. i have been a fan for many, many years. and it is time to bring it to the city. >> even though they are playing in santa clara? >> 2016 would mark the anniversary of the super bowl. fans say the city has already proven it can play host to huge events. the cost of hosting the superbowl san francisco would be $25 million, and the city says that money would be privately raised. if the city makes the list tomorrow, they have to submit their host city plan to the nfl by may 7th. in san francisco, thomas roman, abc7 news. >> thomas, thanks very much. we might have to wait for the super bowl, but we don't have to wait for the niners. this thursday is game day on abc7. at 4:00 49er legend jerry rice and brent jones join us as abc7 news prese
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am PDT
complex. new target store will be the first in the city and it opens 7 a.m. and will cater to downtown shoppers buying food and smaller store items. >>> coming off a warm weekend for this time of year. >>> things will definitely be cool, next couple of days probably coolest in the forecast logos closer and tries to bring a chance of rain not that good monday morning. 5:18. clear sky over downtown san francisco. live doppler 7 hd is clear everywhere even to the coast lacking clouds this morning whether you are to the south with radar on mount omnium or to the north on top of mount st. helena if sprinkles develop over the next 24 to 48 hours. temperatures coolest around santa rosa and half moon bay, warmest antioch 60, the rest of us 50s, light jacket weather as you step out. low to mid 50s monterey bay inland to salinas, 49 gilroy. partly cloudy, cooler today, multiple layers of clouds like over the the weekend, mid and upper level clouds, marine layer not even existent. clouds tonight, shower possible especially south around the monterey bay tuesday and with wednesday, today -- santa r
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Oct 29, 2012 6:00pm PDT
and several fires set around the city. the first fire started around 9:00 last night at 19th and mission. by 11 krn 12, there were two more. within a half hour there was yet another fire a block way. take a look at this picture. if you're just e mailed, it's someone tajing a muni bus last night on market street moments later a mob overturned this bus and set it on fire. abc 7 news is live at the hall of justice. vic? >> the mayor calls those troublemakers hoodlums. the district attorney says he'll prosecute those arrested to the fullest. police chief greg sui says he'll have a better plande withn again. a crowd celebrated after watching the game on the big screen. a peaceful, exuberent crowd. the street parties turned bad. trouble makers overturned cars. they stopped traffic on market street. jumping on taxi cabs. any car was fair game. people set off fire works. some in the crowd broke windows of the bus. but what angered the mayor is this. the burning of another bus. >> burning of muni bus cost almost $1 million. we're going to have to find ways to pay for it as a city. >> revelers set
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Oct 15, 2012 6:00am PDT
it would make 2016 the first year san francisco would be eligible. if the city passes this morning's first round, it has to submit a six-figure plan by may 7th. >>> this thursday, 49ers game day here on abc 7. at 4:00 jerry rice and brent jones join us for the pregame show. followed by 49ers taking on the seahawks. after that jerry and brent will stick around for a special edition of after the game. >>> 6:34. bart service back to norm -- back to normal after a pan walked into the tran bay tube. white male wearing baggy pants and white cap took off towards oakland police tracked him down without incident trains were back in service after 8:00. >>> wife of reinstated san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi is back in venezuela this morning. she an actress she went to begin work a new film. an attorney tells her chai yen plans on returning to san francisco but she is going to be getting on with her own life. >>> san jose police arrested a woman believed to be responsible for setting a string of arson fires. police arrested the woman saturday night after a fire investigator spotted her setting a
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Oct 29, 2012 6:00am PDT
't win in front of their hometown fans that's already. the first time since the 1985 kansas city royals to win six elimination games on tear way to capturing the world series. giants will be honored with a parade wednesday morning. mayor lee announced the city will salute the champions as they did in 2010 when this parade concluded with the celebration at civic center plaza. lincecum there. the parade will start at 11 a.m. at the foot of market, then follow market to civic center plaza. the mayor's office and giants will announce more details in the next couple of days. you can watch the parade here live on abc7 wednesday, also streamed live through our ipad app and on our website. find more details on abc7news.com. >>> 6:30 six. we are tracking -- 6:36. we are tracking hurricane sandy, atlantic city, new jersey casinos closed because of the storm. meteorologist mike nicco is tracking the act. >>> [ inaudible ] . >>> welcome back. doppler tracking the fog color coding north bay valleys along the coast, bay shore this means visibilities will be a quarter mile or less through at least 8:0
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Oct 17, 2012 4:30am PDT
it is accused of doing. >>> in the wake of huge refinery fire the demand one richmond city leader is making of chevron. >> first this morning's tech bites. >>> apple confirming announcement next week expected to be the smaller and cheaper tablet computers will compete with other tablets. microsoft taking preorders for service tablet which will be available on the 2th, prices start at $500 the same as ipad. other computer manufacturers getting ready for windows 8 by offering new devices with touch screens. you will still be able to use windows 8 without touch, but why? >> i think to take full advantage of windows 8 you would want to get a touch screen device but you can still use your mouse and customer sore it is just a little clumsy. >> new devices include laptops that convert into tablets and tablets3q i can't stand these spots. those spots are actually leftover food and detergent residue that can redeposit on your dishware during the rinse cycle. gross. jet-dry rinse agent helps wash them away so the only thing left behind is the shine. jet-dry rinses away residues for a sparkling shine.
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Oct 24, 2012 7:00am PDT
degrees. look at the big board. even the west coast. >> utah, salt lake city, first snow of the season. we'll show you pictures in the next half hour. >> thank you. >>> coming up, meet the real-life home alone girl, the brave 10-year-old who foiled a home invasion with a dramatic 911 call. >>> and can you imagine ross and rachel not ending up together? the creator behind "friends" reveals how one of television's most beloved couples almost didn't make it. >>> and these parents getting payback when their daughter misbehaves. why it's stirring so much debate right now. >>> and one of the biggest weddings of the year. justin and jessica, brand-new photos. a lot of details, coming up. [ male announcer ] we're all on a journey to financial independence. ♪ whether you're just beginning the journey... ♪ ...starting a family... ♪ ...or entering a new chapter of your life. while the journey is yours, pacific life can help you protect and grow the assets you'll need along the way. to learn how, visit pacificlife.com. pacific life. the power to help you succeed. just begin with america's favori
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Oct 9, 2012 11:00am PDT
rallied in front of city hall yesterday the a's play the tigers tonight first pitch:07. a's down two games to none. >> giants in cincinnati today first pitch 2:37. vogelsong will be on the . >>> thanks for joining us.
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Oct 10, 2012 1:05am PDT
. mayor ed le celebrated the first store in san francisco. it is called city target and takes up the second floor of the metrion building. it is different in that it won't sell bulky items. it is tailored to urban customers with smaller living spaces. the retailer is also trying selling athletic clothing in a different store. >> we have c9 champion products in all of our stores, but the c9 concept is our downstairs store that is devoted to one of our most popular in house brands.t >> and if it works here, target may duplicate this concept in other cities. ?ai a heart broken -- >>> a heart broken 15-year-old girl is asking for the return of her stolen dog. this is holy. the five-year-old pug was stolen when thieves broke into the home of cynthia. thieves got away with jewelry and electronics as well as holly. >>> injured sea lion is recovering after a bold rescue at san francisco's pier39. tourists spotted a plastic box strapped around its neck while on the decks. a team came to the rescue of the ailing animal. they used a tranquilizer gun and managed to rescue it with a net. the
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Oct 28, 2012 6:00am PDT
, and his brother. the first and second giants fans out here to snag the first spots in front of city hall. as soon as they saw the giants shutout the tigers last night, they hopped on bart and made their way eve to the city from the east bay. they have been here since midnight. they are staying awake all night with the help of books, pizza, gatorade and, of course, excitement. actually ronny's brother was away getting something warm to eat when they did this interview, but ronny tells us standing here all night and all day is a ritual they started two years ago. they hope it works this time around. >> for 2010 it was good luck and we ended up winning. we are diehard fans, we've been so since little kids so we've come to do it again. >> well, they are likely not the only fans coming to coming to dt again. we have this video when the last world series appearance was publicly broadcast in civic plaza. thousands celebrate the the giants world championship. both times the city of san francisco has had to receive permission from major league baseball to show the game. this time around with toni
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Oct 19, 2012 12:00am PDT
tight presidential race. president obama and governor romney both appeared in new york city and shared humor. first mr. romney talking about his debate preparation. >> biggest available straw man and then just messrs. my attack it. big bird didn't even see it coming. >> some of you may have noticed i had a lieutenant more energy in the second debate. i was rested after the nice long nap i had in the first debate. >>reporter: 67th annual dinner wrists millions of dollars for needy children in new york. >> it's nice to see humor. >> exactly. >> let's go back and talk about the weather forecast. >> really warm tonight but changes are coming. sandy is here. >> indeed. big changes are coming. let's talk about the high for today. in case you are wondering how warm it got in your neighborhood 85 degrees in san francisco today. 80 in half moon bay and this was one of the cooler spots believe it or not. 90 in santa rosa. oakland 87 new record mav fit field 89 new record. 86 antioch. 92 in livermore toda today. and 88 degrees in san jose. it was warm to hot today and as we now che
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Oct 30, 2012 1:40am PDT
light we'll get a first look. a record 13-foot storm surge overflowed the city's historic water flood, flooding the financial area. and the subway. the city's mass transit system, schools, and stock exchange remain closed today. rob and paula, back to you. >> scott goldberg here on a wet and storm-weary new york. thanks a lot. >>> parts of new jersey remains under water after that monstrous storm surge along the coast. >>> sandy made landfall, powerful surf crashed into atlantic city's famous boardwalk, washing away a 300-yard section of it. floodwaters also filled up along towns, along the popular jersey shores. they plunged into darkness. abc's steve is in the thick of things. >> reporter: the water started to overtake the dunes. at that point we felt we had to move our trucks because the water was coming in onto the streets, not just in the areas right by the beach, but actually flooding some of the city's streets. so we decided to move a half mile away and rebase. we were broadcasting and all of a sudden the water crept up behind us there. >> now, the national guard and other fire
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Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. >> this is the first day i have breathed a sigh of relief because it's here. i waited eight hours yesterday and i was determined to come back today, and i finally got to see it. >> it's important for our city, and it's really fun to see all the kids' reaction. nice to be here. >> like, important to mankind that we know what it is, and how to get to see it and all that. >> after 25 missions, circling the earth nearly 4700 times, the final 12 miles from lax to the california science center proved to be some of the toughest. delaying the shuttle's profile by 17 hours. >> had to move in all different directions. this thing is amazing. we were crabbing, going around things sideways, going back and forth. >> a sight to see as the massive piece of air not cal engineering zigged and zagged, dodging buildings, light poles and trees, coming win millimeters of damaging branches, officials say the shuttle couldn't be taken apart for fear of destroying the damaged tiles and too wide to fit through underpasses, the freeways were out, which left a route through the center of the city, giving a million people a
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Oct 15, 2012 7:00am PDT
francisco would be the center of most super bowl events if the city passes this morning's first round. it has to submit a plan by early may. >> earlier accident gone, 80, 580, 880 all jam approaching bay bridge over an hour getting into san francisco. head-on collision highway one at devil slide, take 92. peninsula north 101 old mill field road accident has things slow from sunnyvale southbound 680 at treat slow from 242 to walnut creek. >>> good morning. fog affecting all bay area counties, sfo delays quarter mile eight half mile livermore better in san jose north bay and bridges give yourself extra time. later today we will warm up with high clouds, 70s and "and what's your name?" "oh, it's flo." "and what do you do?" "oh, i sell insurance like no one else." "oh, that's nice." "thank you." now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> it's not a journey. every journey ends. but we go on. the world turns and we turn with it. [ laughter ] >> i don't know what he's ruminating about, but i like look at him. >> a little beat poetry right there from brad pitt. he made history with tha
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Oct 15, 2012 6:00pm PDT
very unique for the city and right now where he have to get the nod from the nfl first. >> just like the team, san francisco will be competing against other nfl franchises. because the league likes shiny new stadiums, this venue might be on the short list. as the host city, san francisco's hotels, restaurants and tourist hot spots would be filled. >> we know in cities like new orleans and new york, others who have hosted super bowls, they mean something in between 300 to $500 million in economic impacts for the region. >> so a san francisco becomes host city, where does that leave santa clara? >> you come to play. >> the mayor has been in talks with his san francisco counter part about the super bowl bid and says it's a collaboration that will pay off for his city as well. >> remember, when it last came to san francisco in the 80s? it played stanford, keeping things into perspective. this is going to be a bay area thing he says santa clara will be the epicenter, 49ers ceo made it clear san francisco is the team's home. >> that is where nine yea year -- niners came from and everything
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Oct 24, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. >> oaklanbç÷ mayor and business leaders touting their city's booming downtownv: restoration of frank ogawa plaza. >> it comes on the eve of the one-year anniversaryzázÑ# police dismantling the first occupy encampment on the same plaza. >> happening now city leaders celebrate a renaissance in the downtown area the lawn has been restored but the celebration comes a day before demonstrators plan to,0 reoccuy ogawa plaza on the one-year anniversary of police moving in on the encampment. nearly 100 people were arrested in what became a day and night of sometimes violent demonstrations. in oakland abc 7 news. >> right now hurricane sandy is pounding gentleman makea. it heads for land fall. airports are closed, cruise ships cancelled port stops. a curfew is now in place. the hurricane expected to surge across jamaica then on to cuba. it could pose a throat florida. sandy blame forward a death, a woman swept away by a rushing river in haiti. >> the weather calmer here. take a look at live pictures in lake tahoe. parts of the sierra received 30 inches of snow this week. some resorts planning to
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Oct 26, 2012 5:00am PDT
the anniversary of the night they first cleared the camp from city hall. the camp is cleared but demonstrators said they might try to camp out. 200 people marched peacefully. officials say a stockton man was arrested from preventing an officer performing his duties and drug charges. >> oakland police will get extra help in a few weeks. highway patrol will be loaning some officers to the city where the crime rate up 20% from last year. stockton will also get help. chp officers will assist patrols in high crime areas. >> eric: giants head to detroit today. now just two wins away from winning another world series. at at&t park is where the game was last night. that is where madison bumgarner continued the streak of spectacular pitching. he held a seven shutout innings. and there was perfect bunt that stays fair. brandon crawford hits into a double play but a score. giving them 1-0 lead. they tack on another run in the eighth. sergio romo pitched a perfect night to close out the game. marco scutaro says they are enjoying the breaks so far but they are not taking anything for granted. >> seems like
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Oct 23, 2012 11:00pm PDT
notwithstanding. the giants host the detroit tigers and the city is bathed in giants orange. some of the city's most famous landmarks are lit up as the first game approaches. if you want to be in the stands tomorrow there is still hope. abc7 goes live to the ballpark. it is not cheap, but doable, right? >> absolutely, dan. the problem is illegal tickets c. police warn that buying tickets on the street is a crime. selling tickets on the street is a crime. if you are not buying tickets from an authorized dealer, they warn that it is buyer be -- beware. >> been to probably 30 plus games so far. excited to go to a couple more. >> starting with the one that matters the most. the match up between the giants and the tigers. >> i am lucky enough to have gotten tickets and i can't wait. >> that's because game one was sold out weeks ago. >> this is the busiest time of the year at stub hub. >> there were tickets, but only available at seat geek and stub hub. >> right now everybody is thinking world series. right now over 10% of the traffic on the site is world series tickets. >> prices at stub hub range
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Oct 30, 2012 5:00am PDT
of patients at this hospital, including babies, had to be evacuated after a back-up generator failed. the city closed all tunnels and bridges, subway and bus service had already been shutdown new york stock exchange closed again today the first time weather has caused it to close for a second day since the 1800s. snow storms in swreufrt jury, fear of flooding in chicago in ocean city maryland, part of the delmarva peninsula freezing rainfall on and off, tahman bradley, maryland. >>> >> [ inaudible ] >> here's the latest radar, very wide storm from know scotia towards south carolina, -- from nova scotia, towards south carolina, michigan getting snow. look at how much more snow is in this system now that it has wrapped cold air into it. the fact that still got cold air another reason why it is so strong. you can see it spinning throughout central pennsylvania the snow in the mountains here's what is going to happen the next couple of days you can see it slowly start to pull north head up to the hudson bay even as we head towards the latter parts of thursday, still plenty rain and snow with that
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Oct 27, 2012 11:00pm PDT
, virginia, baltimore, philadelphia, new york city right now just getting those first bands of rain and, boy, it is just going to be a very difficult travel situation from the carolina coast all the way up towards new england in the next 12, 24, 36 hours. here's the actual storm track. this thing was parallel along the northern california -- the north carolina coastline now but out of the north but will start to turn more towards the northwest heading into tuesday. as it does, you can expect wind gusts over 75 miles-per-hour. also going to be a very heavy area of cold air, and this is what's going to turn a lot of this moisture that feeds in off the ocean to a rain/snow mix. we're looking at wind gusts over 75 miles-per-hour, and also rainfall close to a foot in this area. so, definitely travel not recommended especially monday and tuesday. here locally, live doppler 7hd showing you career sky -- clear sky across the bay area, and mild temperature. antioch, 67. 60 in san francisco. 60 in san jose. san rafael, mild, 64 degrees. here's a look at the forecast. clear sky tonight. a little patchy
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
. the team and fans still celebrating when the first t-shirts came off the presses in union city the moment the game ended, workers began cranking out t-shirts showing the giants at 2012 champs. they want to get thousands to retailers by today. the problem was knowing when to start the presses. >> we had a little bit of a slow start because we told our employees if they are ahead by two runs in the 7th head in and that didn't happen this time. so we were scrambling at the last minute to get everybody in. >> a late start but they've been working ought night so fans can begin buying and wearing them as soon as today. >>> the giants will be honored with a parade wednesday morning. mayor lee an the city will salute the champions as they did in -- 2010 with a downtown parade concluding with a celebration at civic center plaza parade starts 11 a.m. at the foot of market follow mar it to the civic center. the mayor's office and giants will announce more details in the next couple of days. you can watch the parade live here on abc 7 on wednesday also streamed live through our ipad app and on our we
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Oct 30, 2012 4:00am PDT
this morning, at fist light, we'll be getting the first look at the immense damage from this historic flooding. a record 13-foot storm surge overflowed the city's historic waterfront, flooding the financial district and the subway. the city's mass transit system, schools and stock exchange remain closed today. rob and paula, back to you. >> scott goldberg here, in a wet and storm-weary new york. thanks a lot. >>> and parts of new jersey remain underwater this morning after that monstrous storm surge along the coast. >> sandy made landfall. the powerful surf crashed into atlantic city's famous boardwalk, washing away a 300-yard section of it. floodwaters also filled up along towns along the jersey shore. they plunged into darkness. steve portnoy is in the thick of things at point pleasant beach. >> reporter: the water started to overtake the dunes. at that point we felt we had to move our truck because the water was coming in on to the streets. not just in the areas right by the beach, but actually flooding some of the city streets. so, we decided to move about a half-mile away and rebase. we w
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Oct 18, 2012 6:00am PDT
at the coast today sunshine and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. >>> two separate "sig alert"s now. first san mateo bridge after the scene of the accident. overturn at the toll, three right lanes blocked crews on the scene. once you get past that the bridge is looking good towards foster city. second "sig alert" on the peninsula north 101 willow menlo park four cars involved two right lanes blocked crews on scene you can see from our abc7 waze app traffic bumper-to-bumper from before university. if you would like to get around this 280 is the best way using this free appf0[ [ abc7news.com/waze download it since today is 49er game day you can use it for this afternoon as well. >>> more about the game in a little while. right now breaking news one person died early this morning after a fire broke out inside a home castro valley. the fire broke out 12:15 a.m. inside a house on san carlos avenue it took a half hour to put the fire out they discovered a body in the home. detectives have joined the probe after it appeared to have been suspicious. they are considering this a homicide investigati
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Oct 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
," it was commissioned in new york city. the destroyer is named for the first awarded the medal of honor during that war in afghanistan. murphy was killed trying to save fellow s.e.a.l.s during an ambush back in 2005. >>> and nearly two dozen people were injured when a bus overturned in new jersey saturday. the bus traveling from toronto, canada, to new york went off an exit ramp sliding down an embankment before stopping finally on its side. eight of the passengers were critically injured, but none of the injuries are considered life-threatening. police believe the bus driver was driving too fast. >>> and finally here's something any football fan, well, any bratwurst fan would want at their tailgate today. this is -- check this out -- the world's largest or rather longest bratwurst. a wisconsin supermarket set the record on saturday cooking and serving the 52-inch -- sorry, 52'2" sausage, even had a bun custom-made to fit it. the grocery store spent about $20,000 on the brat and organizing the event and shattered, by the way, the old record set by the bird hawk restaurant in chicago, the old record was
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Oct 12, 2012 4:30am PDT
. >>> happening now the space shuttle endeavour is on its final journey not airborne, but down city streets in los angeles. these are live pictures. more on this complicated journey. >>> first, this morning's tech bites. >>> samsung unveils smaller version of galaxy smartphone features four inch display, five mega pixel camera. runs on jelly bean. microsoft executive says the company plans to have 100,000 apps available by next february, 400 million people are expected to be using windows 8 by next summer. new leader in the pc market, china's company out sold hp in the third quarter. tough time as consumers are opting for tablets and smartphones. typical twitter user woman in her late 20s who shares details of her life with family and friends. 208 followers. background color the arteries of your dishwasher are constantly clogging up with grease and lime scale. use finish dishwasher cleaner every month to keep your machine in sparkling health. for shining results, finish dishwasher cleaner. on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high
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Oct 28, 2012 9:00am PDT
was the first giants fan out here to snag the best seat in the house in front of city hall. he and his brother had been here since midnight. they are staying awake with the help of books, pizza, gatorade. he said standing here overnight and all day today is a ritual he and his brother started two years ago and they hope it works this year. >> for 2010 and it was good luck. we end up winning. we are diehard fans, we've been since little kids so we've come to do it again. >> well, they are likely not the only fans coming to do it again. we have video from two years ago when the giants' last world series win was broadcast right here in civic plaza. thousands celebrate the the world championship and an even larger crowd is expected to pack into today's game because the giants are up three games to none, of course. it's the added drama of this potentially being the final game of the world series, and it has san francisco police preparing. >> if it does go originals we've taken steps to work with all the merchants around the ballpark and we've been fantastic. we want people to know, hey, don't drink
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Oct 29, 2012 11:00pm PDT
going up across from city hall in preparation for wednesday's victory parade for the giants, today the first chance to welcome the team home. >> when the giants rounded the corner at at&t park fresh from world series victory, they got a big hero's welcome from the fans and outfielder hunter pence couldn't believe it. >> incredible. fans do it right. they've been amazing, all playoffs all season long. >> moments after arriving, pablo sandoval grabbed the world series trophy and ran to cheer with fans handing oit off to sergio romo. victory is so sweet for this team after many critics counted them out. >> you overcome so much adversity and it's great. >> big win in detroit was something amazing and personal. she had her infant son piled them in the car for the homecoming. >> even if you aren't a fan all year round how could you not get excited now. >> and then chad, who tattooed some history on his right calf and plans another one for his left. >> i'm actually working on the tattoo this week. hopefully i'll have more. >> back live with a shot of city hall with a lot of other building
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Oct 30, 2012 11:00am PDT
to the crowd from a stage set up on the steps of city hall. >> mostly the giants and the giants' story from them personally. >> reporter: first, crews must get everything into place, including 3500 feet of barricade, orange carpet, video screens, a stage for the band that will play at the end of the public speaking, all of this in two days. >> usually we have more time to plan. everybody came together it will happen. >> reporter: the city has learned and made changes from the 2010 parade. they've added a video screen and speakers to the other side of the plaza because the crowds stretched so far last time people complained of not being able to see and hear. they changed the route, montgomery was too narrow so they moved it to market. >> mission street is going to be closed to vehicles for emergency access and transit only. >> reporter: they are pulling this together quickly because they want to capitalize on the excitement. you can feel it here even the workers are giants' fans. >> sandoval. but romo, everybody. it was a great game. >> reporter: tomorrow of course is a school day uc hasting
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Oct 31, 2012 7:00am PDT
live here are new york city firefighters and first responders. people who have done so much to help so many over so much time, where helpless to save their own homes as they burned down on monday night. there's still pockets of smoldering fire in all of this wreckage behind me. just a few moments ago, a fire engine was just pulled up over here, wading again through floodwaters, trying to put out some of those fires. if you look over my shoulder here, george and amy, straight there is the ocean. that's the atlantic ocean. usually there would be rows and rows, blocks and blocks of homes. this morning, a straight shot to the ocean. people vowed to come back here. but looking at the destruction, it's hard to believe that's going to happen anytime soon. >> a landscape has been changed completely. >>> one of the most heart-stopping events of the storm, the emergency evacuation of a major downtown hospital in manhattan, including newborns from a critical care unit. david muir has more on the heroes who got everyone out safe and sound. so many stories from that night. >> reporter: they really
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Oct 17, 2012 5:00am PDT
system perhaps tuesday first things first, 59 in fremont now, 58 in the city, 55 in the north bay with four degrees of cooling in san , chilly at 52, no change in -- napa, winds are calm, out of east and light now in oakland, higher elevations above 1,000 feet already breezy up to 15 miles an hour. once we get breezy winds that continues to dry things out allowing for a rapid warm-up today, hot weather inland pretty warm to mild at our beaches, cooler pattern sets over the weekend, coolest day out of weekend looks to be sunday. as the storm system passes to the north of us it allowed high pressure to build behind that it warms everything from inland valleys another five degrees to our beaches, 87 campbell, 84 menlo park. sea breeze cut off, 78 downtown you will feel warm north winds today up in the north bay 87 vallejo, 83 san leandro. 86 in castro valley. 90 danville, 91 walnut creek. monterey bay keeps getting warmer santa cruz 89 there, 88 gilroy. repeat performance tomorrow. friday a good 10° cooler. saturday will hold it there. sunday another five to seven december of cooli
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Oct 17, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. and it's the third footwear fiasco for the prime minister. she's certainly not the first woman to fall head over heels. see "sex and the city." remember carrie bradshaw's catwalk tumble? >> oh, my god. she's fashion roadkill. >> reporter: runways are littered with roadkill. wobbles, tumbles and wipeouts. at heathrow airport, lady gaga showed she wasn't the practical, rolling luggage type, and ended up rolling her ankles. but for the rest of us, why do we bother when we know it can end like this? the man behind those skyscraping red soles, christian louboutin, explained it to me like this. >> some women are not completely comfortable with their body. and even if you're not really comfortable with your body, you are comfortable with your feet. >> reporter: at the time, i was six months pregnant, so he proved it to me. hello, lovers! i think i just lost five pounds and ten years. fabulous. when you're talking seven-inch heels, practicality really isn't the point. >> i don't want these shoes to be comfortable shoes. >> reporter: they're not going to be birkenstocks. >> exactly. >> reporter
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Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. this was the first full day on the job after a battle to remain as sheriff. mark matthews is live at city hall. mark, those who would like to see him recalled from office. >> ross mirkarimi didn't always say the right thing in that fight to keep his job. you'll remember he called arm bruising with his wife a private matter, today he was careful not to defend what he d woe like to put it behind him. sheriff mirkarimi still working on learning the job and eager to put the long political battle to rest. >> i'll continue to eat as much humble pie i think one, that i want to eat z continue to pro fess and demonstrate that i'll be the sheriff people elected me to be. >> supervisors eric mar introduced domestic violence legislation they plan to bring before the board it asks for women for employees to have materials about domestic violence. >> i asked if he would support a recall of the sheriff. he he qif indicated but cohen said she could would support a recall but won't lead it it would ache take away under tones that are plitly motivated. >> i'm not to comment on recalls. people want to talk about that.
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
these numbers better, lots loaf clouds and fog to start, 64 in the city, 70s inland. across the country, first snow in minneapolis, cool numbers down through st. louis, 50s there. looking at our airport delays stacking up at sfo, an hour and 26 minutes due to low clouds and fog. east coast looking good. we are looking at an interesting weekend detail [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents on their own are wonderful ...but add some ham and cheese ...roll them up in some crescent dough and tada, thursday is now... a ham & cheese crescent roll-up wonder pillsbury crescents, let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. yo gentleman labor department leased september jobs report about an hour ago it shows the economy added -- 114,000 jobs last month. unemployment rate fell to 7.8%, where it stood when president obama took office. stay with the morning news, coming up, we'll go live to bloomberg's jane king at the new york sto
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Oct 20, 2012 6:00am PDT
and throat clinic on welsch road in palo alto. >>> new this morning, disaster tore their cities apart. jazz helped unite them. now young musicians in new orleans and the japanese city have forged an unlikely friendship thanks to their shared love of music. last week the two groups met for the first time in an emotional performance. abc's reporter said it helped lift the spirits of survivors still rebuilding from last year's tsunami. ♪ it was a scene straight out of mardi gras, only this was in japan. ♪ >> that second line, a celebration to inspire them still recovering from disaster. >> it showed there is no bad things that can happen. like there's nothing that can keep people down. so the music will just lift you up. >> george brown knows from experience. seven years ago hurricane katrina nearly silenced his brases band the oquendo perry walker high, wash being away the only instruments they had. >> all my family plays so you could see something was taken away from them once the piano was gone. >> the silence didn't last long, thanks to help from an unlikely place. a japanese trumpet p
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